Jun 26, 2022

Business data analyst

  • University of Strathclyde
  • Glasgow, UK

Job Description

Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927

FTE: 1.0 (35 hours per week)

Term: Open

Closing date: 22 July 2022

The Strategy & Policy Directorate is seeking a Business Data Reporting Analyst to join a team of 15 responsible for supporting the senior management and governing body of the University.

We are looking for an experienced Business Data Reporting Analyst to work within a University cross-functional team responsible for the delivery of external statutory reporting requirements to external agencies: for example, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Within this context the post holder will be responsible for ensuring internal University and external reporting activities are consistent and aligned.

Reporting to the Senior Business Data Reporting Analyst, the post-holder will make a critical contribution to the delivery of the University’s current Statutory Reporting commitments and ensure readiness for next phase of HESA Data Futures. It is highly desirable that successful candidate will have experience of the statutory returns landscape and experience in the Higher Education sector with, Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and/or Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), data returns experience.

As well as Statutory Reporting experience, the successful candidate for this role will also possess excellent data management and technical skills. We are looking for someone who is confident working with large datasets, is able to influence others, understands the importance of data quality, and demonstrates enthusiasm, personal responsibility and initiative consistent with the grade of the post. Importantly, the post holder will have experience of working within a team in pursuit of continuous data quality improvement activities. The ability to pay attention to detail, communicate well and be highly organised are also essential skills. We require a candidate who not only understands the data, but is able to provide insight and analysis through clear visual, written and verbal communication.

We expect the individual appointed to have a positive impact and enhance both the Directorate and University’s reputations through exhibiting an excellent standard of customer service and delivering the highest standard of management information and analysis to support the Court, Executive Team, senior officers and related groupings.

The post is available on a full time basis; however, consideration will be given to applicants seeking part time/flexible working arrangements.


Interviews are scheduled to take place on 28 July 2022.

For informal enquiries, please contact Michael McDaid, Head of Planning and Business Intelligence at michael.mcdaid.100@strath.ac.uk